The price of a home remodeling project is often the first thing a homeowner will consider when arranging to have work done on his or her home. However, the season in which that work takes place should also be high on the list as far as scheduling and getting the work done is concerned.
For example, if you live in a place where it often snows in the winter, you might want to consider putting an addition on your home in the warmer months. A late spring or early summer schedule might work best. On the other hand, you might be able to take advantage of the wintertime for other projects that take place entirely indoors or that aren't impacted by inclement weather.
When Should You Replace Your Roof?
One of the biggest home remodeling projects you can pursue is a new roof, and it's also a project that may be significantly impacted by the weather. Roofing contractors do work all year long, but they definitely have busy seasons when their skills are more in demand than in other seasons.
The most important part of scheduling a new roofing project is to make sure you plan for it and understand what's involved in the overall project. However, the timing of your roofing project can also have a big impact on how long it takes to finish a project or the price you're quoted for the work.
An article on Angie's List shares:
"The busiest time of the year for most roofing companies is usually late summer through the fall months. Sometimes, it gets so busy that many homeowners will have to wait up to a month, and that's if they can even find a reliable roofing company to replace their roof or do a roof repair."
Therefore, if you know you're going to need to replace your roof, it's important that you schedule your project early if you know you're going to be getting the work done in the late summer or the early fall. If you have an emergency and need roof repair immediately, you could end up having trouble finding a contractor who has time to complete the work.
Create a Realistic Timeline for Home Remodeling
Establishing a good timeline for your home remodeling project is an essential step in making sure you get to the finish line with a beautiful home and a sense of accomplishment. Your schedule – in no matter what season you plan – will need to have steps like pulling permits, demolishing the site (if necessary), and procuring the different materials you plan on using for the home.
House Beautiful shares:
"No matter which room or area you're working on, and no matter how much you're changing, the process and timeline of events remains basically the same."
When you choose the right season in which to remodel, you have the best chance of having your project finished on time and without the hassles of unexpected snowstorms or rainfall if you live in an area where there's a wet season and a dry season.
Plan This Season's Home Remodeling Project with Gettum Associates, Inc.
We're a full-service home remodeling company that can help you with every facet of your summer, spring, winter, or fall home remodeling project, from design and planning to execution and completion. Let us bring our expertise in design and remodeling to help you create a dramatic and beautiful exterior for your home.
Call us at 1-317-542-3853 for more information on our services, as well as to discuss your home remodeling project and how we can help. Plus, if you're ready to get started on a renovation project, you'll want to download our guide: Seven Questions to Ask When Choosing a Remodeler in the Indianapolis Area.